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Ok will the Ahci work better with a sata hdd instead of an ssd
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Ok will the Ahci work better with a sata hdd instead of an ssd
Definitely, AHCI bootup on HDD was alot faster than IDE. IDE was painfully slow (Well ... Obviously it's called IDE for a reason because it's running on "legacy mode" wink.gif )
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How is it better than IDE?

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check out the link i posted. Should give you all the info you need, basically IDE old and busted, AHCI new hotness. Regardless of which way you go, it CAN be switched after installation with a registry mod



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Go with AHCI, its faster, and allows for TRIM. Check out Sean's guide for SSD optimization here on OCN:
http://www.overclock.net/t/1156654/seans-windows-7-install-optimization-guide-for-ssds-hdds

He also has several other great optimization guides.
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I have been using the AHCI mode for some days now and I can simply say it is faster but it freezes my PC most of the times.redface.gif
Did you set it to AHCI in your BIOS as well as during the OS installation? If one is IDE and one is AHCI, it will cause freezes and blue screens. If you set it to AHCI during the installation but not in your BIOS, simply go into BIOS and change it. If you set it in BIOS but not during the installation (I missed it the first time), follow that link on page 2. It is just a simple registry edit, it is not hard at all.
    
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Did you set it to AHCI in your BIOS as well as during the OS installation? If one is IDE and one is AHCI, it will cause freezes and blue screens. If you set it to AHCI during the installation but not in your BIOS, simply go into BIOS and change it. If you set it in BIOS but not during the installation (I missed it the first time), follow that link on page 2. It is just a simple registry edit, it is not hard at all.
Yep, from IDE to AHCI in my bios before installing my windows. Setting from IDE to AHCI after installing windows or not from the BIOS is what I have not tired before but I think it is the same. If you change IDE to AHCI or the other ways round whiles the windows is on (or after installing windows), does it automatically change in the bios as well?
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Setting from IDE to AHCI after installing windows or not from the BIOS is what I have not tired before but I think it is the same.

Actually that causes windows to blue screen when it TRIES to boot, whihc requires a Microsoft Mr.FixIt OR a registry modification, 1 of the 2, either way works.
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